Last season, USA Network’s flagship series Royal Pains introduced Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein) and Evan R. Lawson’s (Paulo Costanzo) dad Eddie Lawson, played by Henry Winkler. Now the upcoming third season will go down another generation, with veteran Ed Asner tapped for a two-episode arc as Ted Roth, Hank and Evan’s grandfather and Eddie’s dad. Asner, repped by Greene & Associates and manager Perry Zimel, recently starred on CMT’s first sitcom Working Class. He is now touring the country with his one-man show FDR and will next be seen in the HBO movie Too Big to Fail.
Meagan Good has joined Showtime’s dark comedy Californication for a major recurring role. Good, who will appear in nine of the 12 episodes of Californication‘s upcoming fifth season, will play Kali, an extremely hot up-and-coming hip-hop artist. Good, who recently did an arc on BET’s The Game, has three movies coming out in the next month: Jumping the Broom, Video Girl, which she also produced, and 35 and Ticking. She is with Gersh and Untitled.